RE: Re: The 32-bit/64-bit divide
From: Mark Irving <Mark.Irving_at_informatix.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 03:44:55 -0700 (PDT)
Jake Smith writes
> It would have been useful to know that
This is explained succinctly in
I suppose it might help to point recommend installing at least 64-bit, and optionally also 32-bit, TortoiseSVN in
> 2. There is no 32-bit version of Windows Explorer in 64-bit Windows. In order to use TortoiseSVN within Explorer, 64-bit TortoiseSVN must be installed.
On my copy of Windows 7 (64-bit) there is a 32-bit Explorer stored as "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\explorer.exe" but you may have to adjust some Explorer settings to make sure that this starts a separate process, rather than asking your desktop (a 64-bit process) to open another window within itself.
> 3. Installing 32-bit TortoiseSVN enables the use of TortoiseSVN features also for 32-bit applications.
I prefer not to install the 32-bit copy. This allows me to run a 32-bit program knowing that TortoiseSVN does not affect it.
> 5. As long as the versions match, there are no conflicts from using the same repository and files with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of TortoiseSVN.
No conflicts using the same repository with any version of any Subversion 1.x client whatsoever. That is a feature of Subversion.
No conflicts with working copy data for all Subversion 1.6.x clients compiled for Windows. That's not limited to TortoiseSVN, but is another feature of Subversion. Clients based on Cygwin (?) are an exception.
> As for being "flooded" with requests for support, this can be controlled by appropriate documentation and restricting use of the open source alternative to TSVN.
I'm afraid I don't understand this suggestion at all. TortoiseSVN is an open source product. It doesn't need an open source alternative. There are, of course, other Subversion clients.
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